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Best Apps of 2014: Why Apple has Sold Big Last Year

Jan 01, 2015 05:23 PM EST

iPhone 6 Plus
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"There's probably an app for that," has become a conversational problem-solving piece in our tech-heavy society. And it quickly leads to a search, finding the free version of that app in Apple's App Store. But in spite of the millions of free downloads the company offered in 2014, Apple sure didn't come-up short at the end of their fiscal year.

September marked the end of 2014's fiscal year, and Apple had a modest year of growth. And while only showing a modest 7% growth, that amounted to nearly $182.8 billion in revenue―netting $39.5 billion in take-away―capping off Apple's fiscal year. Granted, this came at the green hands of Apple's most successful iPhone launch to date, with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the hype surrounding the Apple Watch―rumored to be starting $375―, all of which played a major role in the tech-push of 2014.  All in all, 2014 was a lucrative year for Apple, but 2015 is already shaping up to be one for the record books.

With Apple's profitable 12 months, the company's App Store expects to roll-out some of the best Apps yet to come. We'll breakdown 3 of this year's most sought after "productivity" apps.

SwiftKey App for iOS

"SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a smart keyboard that learns from you, replacing your device's built-in keyboard with one that adapts to the way you type. The app learns your writing style to give you super-accurate autocorrect and intelligent next-word prediction, reducing keystrokes and getting smarter over time," Apple's spokespersons say. Originally, this app was soeley for the Android market, but made the iOS jump with the release of iOS 8.

Inbox By Gmail

"Your email inbox should help you live and work better, but instead it often buries the important stuff and creates more stress than it relieves. Inbox, built by the Gmail team, keeps things organized and helps you get back to what matters," Apple's spokespersons say. And, unlike other third-party rivals, this app was created by Google itself. Meant to unclutter our always fluctuating emails, Inbox by Gmail is designed to bundle similar messages, remind the user of important documents, highlight time-sensitive messages, and much much more.

Workflow App for iOS

"Workflow is your personal automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows," Apple's spokespersons say.  "Workflow includes over 100 actions, including those for Contacts, Calendar, Maps, Music, Photos, Camera, Reminders, Safari, AirDrop, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Evernote, and iCloud Documents, to name a few." This is a fantastic app for someone in the creative work environment. This app allows you to use Safari to create PDF sheets and even animated GIFs.

Apple is expect to have an even more lucrative year in 2015, possibly seeing a 12% increase in profit from 2014.

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